But God finds fault with his people when he says, 1 "The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will draw up a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors on the day I took them by the hand and led them out of Egypt. They were not faithful to the covenant I made with them, and so I paid no attention to them.
Now, this is the covenant that I will make with the people of Israel in the days to come, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
None of them will have to teach their friends or tell their neighbors, "Know the Lord.' For they will all know me, from the least to the greatest.
I will forgive their sins and will no longer remember their wrongs."